For June, Sarah’s Circle has chosen a very simple children’s book that has a timeless message: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Sarah’s Circle June Meeting will be Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the home of Margaret Bell-Berman. Again, those who wish to meditate may come at 9:30 a.m.
Here is what Amazon has to say about this book:
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his Lockheed P-38 vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. More than a half century later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power. The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little, well, prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. “In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don’t dare disobey,” the narrator recalls. “Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket.” And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator’s imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike directions.
There are several translations available, and this link to the book on Amazon also has some discussion about the various translations. It might be interesting to hear some selections from the various translations in our meeting. Several different translations are listed in the MinuteMan Library Network as well.
If you are interested in attending, for more information contact Merrith Sabo-Jones.